Summer Program Counselor

[Seasonal, multiple shifts available]

About Us

Each year, the Carroll Center for the Blind helps nearly 1,300 blind or visually impaired children, adults and senior citizens gain the skills they need to live active and fulfilling lives. Our Newton campus houses our rehabilitation program, computer training classes, low vision store, and administrative offices. A large portion of our programs are services conducted in public schools, clients’ homes, and their communities.

Who We Seek

We seek an enthusiastic, compassionate Summer Program Counselor to ensure the safety of our residential students during a seven-week summer program as well as create a positive experience in dormitory living for them.


  • Assist students during events such as sailing, fencing, dance, crafts, music, cooking, camping technology and much more. 
  • Informal socializing, monitoring client’s activities, writing brief shift reports, effectively communicating with staff, answering occasional telephone calls, and locking the doors at night. 
  • Help students with operating the microwave, laundry equipment, telephone and television remote control. Weekend work also includes some simple food preparation.
  • Support students in the dormitories, provides excellent care and performs established processes in accordance with Carroll Center policies. This includes oversight of client evening/weekends activities, maintaining an active and accessible presence in the dormitory to facilitate client engagement and check on the client’s well-being, serving evening/weekend meals, monitoring all interactions with students throughout each shift, communicating with families and solving problems or emergencies that may arise.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Shifts Available (at least 1 of these shifts a week)


5:00pm to 10:00pm

5:00pm to 8:00am

10:00pm to 8:00am

Saturday & Sunday:



*Overnight shifts include meals, a single room during your shift, and time to sleep


  • Prospective applicants must be at least 20 years old
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours/week
  • High School Diploma, some college preferred
  • Experience working with teens and individuals with disabilities a plus

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form (linked below) and also email a cover letter and resume to Should you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please email and we will be happy to assist you.

The Carroll Center for the Blind is a private, non-profit agency located in Newton, Massachusetts that serves persons of All Ages and All Stages of Vision Loss. We are close to Boston, Cambridge, Wellesley, Watertown, Waltham, Allston/Brighton, and on public transit routes.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and always fosters acceptance for everyone. We offer fair opportunities to all qualified persons in recruitment and selection, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, transfers, promotions, social activities, and the use of CCB’s facilities. CCB welcomes all qualified applicants and ensures that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military, or veteran status, political or union affiliation, or any other categories protected by Federal or State law.

The CCB culture embraces both the law and a work environment that is safe, positive, diverse, inclusive, and equitable for all. Our mission and impact shines bright on all.